LL 1044

About this object

This candlestick vase has two uses . It could be used for decoration and it may have been set within a group of items, perhaps above a fireplace on a chimneypiece or in an alcove. However, once the lid was turned over it became a candlestick. The glaze that Wedgwood has used is designed to make the vase look like it has been carved from a hard stone such as granite. The gilded parts of the vase are meant to imitate metal mounts.
The vase is one of a pair with LL 1043. They are shown second from the left and second from the right of the photograph.
  • Date
    1770 - 1780
  • Maker
  • Materials
    Variegated ware
  • Credit line
    From the Collection of Lord Leverhulme
  • Location
    Lady Lever Art Gallery, Room 04, Case 9007
  • Place made
    Europe: Northern Europe: UK: England: Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent: Hanley
  • Measurements
    248 mm x 130 mm x 100 mm
  • Collection
    From the Lady Lever Art Gallery collections
Object view = Decorative Arts
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